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I am a kind and approachable psychotherapist and counsellor and I offer a warm, confidential environment where I work with consideration and clarity. I believe that therapy can offer a unique environment where we can nurture our innate capacity to grow, make changes for ourselves and feel more in charge of our lives.
I work sensitively and intelligently in alliance with you, to support you to explore and understand your feelings and attitudes, allow you time and space to reflect, and ultimately help you find your own responses and solutions to support your well being.
Taking the first step to get support can feel frightening and overwhelming. There is no right place to start; we begin wherever you find yourself. Our sessions go beyond every day conversation; I will listen carefully and with empathy to your story. We may decide to explore aspects of earlier times in your life to identify patterns that helped you manage or keep our attention in the present. However we proceed it will be in collaboration.
Living a full and satisfying life can encompass many challenges. These can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety, depression and leave us unable to connect with ourselves or others.
I’m a Northerner who settled “down South’ many years ago and I understand the struggles associated with life changes. I am a partner, a mother of teenagers, a working woman balancing commitments, a friend and a colleague.
I offer compassionate professional support to help you navigate whatever is troubling you. I came to this work through my own experience of therapy and I bring integrity, creativity and flexibility to the process.
I am a fully accredited Humanistic therapist. The accreditation process, which I have undergone, is a robust in-depth examination by my governing body BACP, of my understanding and competency in offering and engaging with the therapeutic process. It is awarded after a prolonged period of assessment, scrutiny and demonstration of an increased level of experience.
As part of belonging to a wider community I have worked for a charity for the past 7 years supporting vulnerable and oppressed groups, to offer an opportunity to those would not normally be able to access psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am BACP accredited and my training was six years post graduate training at Spectrum in London, one of the largest and most established centres for Humanistic Psychotherapy in Europe.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Oxford Cambridge & RSA)
- One-year Course in Psychotherapy
- One-year Continuation course
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Sexuality courses
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence And Prevention
- Professional Seminar Series
- Anger in the therapy room
- Developing Clinical Skills
- Relationship Making
- Brief therapy
- COSRT Crossing the Line workshop
- TA 101 (Oxford University)
- Certificate in online and telephone counselling and therapy
- Spectrum training in working with Couples
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The list above is not exclusive, I work with transitions and life changes such as moving location or jobs, moving to university or college, becoming a parent, challenges around parenting, "empty nest syndrome', menopause and looking after elderly parents. Therapy can also offer support understanding and accepting the challenges of difficult and competitive career pathways and work relationships.
These life events can bring about many feelings and thoughts, decisions that need to be made which can at times feel overwhelming and oppressive.
£80.00 - £105.00
Please enquire for availability.
London fee £95-£105 per fifty minutes for individuals.
Oxford fee £80 per fifty minutes for individuals.
Couples and Zoom availability please enquire.
When I work
I work in the City of London and am a few minutes away from Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube.
Oxford in OX2 on bus route 6 and parking outside.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy www.BACP.org
I hold the BACP certificate of Proficiency and am on the BACP register,
I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.
In addition to private practice, I have been involved in a local charity where I have provided counselling and psychotherapy for the last six years.
I work from comfortable and discreet surroundings in the City of London and Oxford OX2
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy with me, I offer a free confidential 10 minute phone conversation so that you can get an idea of what therapy with me might involve.